Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FOOD | Smorgasburg is BACK!

I love food. So it's no surprise that a food festival would be right up my alley. I have no idea why it took me so long, but I FINALLY got out to Smorgasburg, after hearing rave reviews. I went to the Brooklyn Bridge Park location (there are two, the other one is in Williamsburg) during it's opening weekend and it was a beautiful (but windy!) day to spend outdoors.

 Such a lovely view.

 The assortment of choices at Bamboo Bites

For dessert: HEAVEN (the lineup was cray but well worth it)
For more proof of my doughnut obsession>>>HERE

I also had a mango lemonade in there - forgot to take a pic, my bad.

I highly recommend swinging by either of the locations for a wonderful foodie experience. Perfect for IG guys...Smorgasburg runs now til November!

And for kicks, we stumbled upon this hilarious piece of sidewalk art on our way home:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

EVENT | Tartan Week NYC

I've never been so immersed in Scottish culture than I had about a week ago. First off, I stumbled upon some fun folks promoting a show called Outlander, which apparently is a huge Game of Thrones-type hit. Complete with bagpipes and kilts, they were strolling around Union Square inviting people to a premiere event. Sadly I wasn't able to make it.

Then the next week, I got to go on a shoot for my internship with Stephanie Simon, arts reporter for NY1. On Fridays, she does live hits for the morning show and I got to help out that day for a special feature on Tartan Week in NYC. I had no idea that existed, but it was actually so cool to learn all about it. We went to the Glasgow Caledonian University campus in SoHo and had interviews with the Tartan Day Parade founder Alan Bain, Scottish artist Gerard M. Burns and actor Graham McTavish

Alan Bain
 Gerard M. Burns
His portraits of famous Scots, including Ewan McGregor and Alan Cumming, are seriously amazing.

Graham McTavish
The 17th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade took to the streets on Saturday, April 11th and Graham McTavish was the official Grand Marshall! For more info on Tartan Week:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MY LIFE | March Madness

Danny Clinch photography exhibit at Milk Studios
So March was pretty cray. School kept me busy as per usual, but there was also some cool internship stuff and fun events! Here's a recap of what went down this month:

Yes, still had snow. Pretty though!

 Co-anchored a weekly newscast!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beauty On-Demand Services in NYC

There really is an app for everything. Amongst the successes of Uber and Seamless, the world of on-demand services is booming – and that includes beauty and grooming.

Monday, March 23, 2015

EVENT | Macy's Flower Show

The annual Macy's Flower Show kicked off on March 22nd and I went along with NY1 for a fun and floral press preview that involved us climbing into the fab window displays of the department store. It was pretty fantastic. Each of the different displays were inspired by various styles of art, thus the title, "Art in Bloom."

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ON STAGE | The Visit

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March 13th started off as any other day. Then I somehow ended up in the apartment of the consul general of Switzerland in New York (Ambassador André Schaller) and in the presence of Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, over breakfast I might add. I had the chance to tag along on a fun shoot with NY1 in celebration of The Visit coming to Broadway.

Monday, March 16, 2015

EVENT | CoffeeCon NYC

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Check out my coverage from the first-ever CoffeeCon event in NYC:

For more info on CoffeeCon:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, March 12, 2015

ON STAGE | Skylight

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One of my favourite shoots so far with NY1 News has been the press preview for David Hare's play Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard. I interviewed the talented cast and director Stephen Daldry at The Golden Theatre about bringing the production to the Big Apple.

Monday, March 9, 2015


This semester, I've been taking a class called the Digital Newsroom, where we produce a half-hour long show every Thursday. It's been an interesting experience that's for sure! The professors, Adrian Mihai and Joe Peyronnin are pretty much amazing (SO MUCH WISDOM). Each week, we all rotate positions to get tour chance to try different roles in the control room.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

MOVIES | Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Another fun shoot with NY1 News: the opening night of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at Lincoln Center for the U.S. premiere of 3 HEARTS / 3 Coeurs.

 One of the film's stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Sunday, March 1, 2015

EVENT | Social Media Week NYC

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This year's Social Media Week sadly conflicted with a lot of school and work stuff, so I didn't get to attend everything I wanted - but hey, I made the best of it. I spent one of the days at panels revolving around social influence, which was definitely interesting.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

MY LIFE | February In A Nutshell

Last semester, I blogged about my NYC experiences week-by-week. This time around, I definitely haven't found time to do that. Instead, I'll be rounding up my adventures from the entire month and putting them into a post like this one. Fair warning, these will mostly be of food and/or random cool things that I stumbled upon.

 Vancity/Toronto/NYC reunion!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FASHION | NYFW: Vivienne Tam

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A backstage look at Vivienne Tam's Fall 2015 collection - seriously obsessed with all the intricate detailing and high collar necklines.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

ON STAGE | Something Rotten!

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A new musical comedy is coming to Broadway - Something Rotten! is heading to the St. James Theater this spring, with previews starting March 23rd and its official opening set for April 22nd.

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Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self...and all that jazz.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

FASHION | NYFW: Eckhaus Latta

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Another cool show I checked out during NYFW: Eckhaus Latta. It was particularly unique because of its choice of models and live sound elements (ft. a girl hitting a wall with a hammer). This line is the creation of Mike Ekhaus and Zoe Latta.

Friday, February 20, 2015

FASHION | NYFW: Tommy Hilfiger

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The highlight of my New York Fashion Week experience was definitely the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2015 show at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue. Not only did I get to see all the backstage chaos, but I also got to interview the legendary designer himself. I spoke with Tommy Hilfiger for NY1 News and it was pretty much amazing...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ON STAGE | It Shoulda Been You

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Another fun NY1 shoot: a preview of It Shoulda Been You, a new musical comedy coming to Broadway!
The show's all star cast includes Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and David Burtka.

NY1's theater reporter Frank Dilella interviewed the cast and we got to see a few scenes - it looks hilarious!